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All the Children Are Home

Hen Dahlia decided to become a foster mother she had a few caveats no howling newborns no delinuents and above all no girls A harrowing incident years before left her a virtual prisoner in her own home forever wary of the heartbreak and limitation of a girl’s lifeEleven years after they began fostering the Moscatellis are raising three children as their own and Dahlia and Louie consider their family complete but when the social worker begs them to take a young girl who has been horrifically abused and n Early edition book club read Oh so good I have not read a foster care book like this before I loved all the characters parents reminded me of mine when growing up in the 80s and how the story unfolded Yes perhaps perfect world foster care and what kids dream of getting to but still a fantastic story of the baggage these kids bring to the home how they grow and development as do the parents and ultimately prepare to fly off on their own

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A sweeping saga in the vein of Ask Again Yes following a foster family through almost a decade of dazzling triumph and wrenching heartbreak from the author of The Orphans at Race PointSet in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts All the Children Are Home follows the Moscatelli family Dahlia and Louie foster parents and their long term foster children Jimmy Zaidie and Jon and the irrevocable changes in their lives when a six year old indigenous girl Agnes is comes to live with themW I was instantly drawn to this story because of my experience being a foster parent There is a lot going on in this story There is beautiful story telling done here As someone who has been involved in foster care for a while it is a very unrepresented story line that I wish people knew about “All the Children are Home” does do some things really well It shows the complications of being in foster care At its core being in foster care means your family is broken These kids in residential care just need above all love This shows that in the weaving of it’s story I particularly loved the story line of Agnes The author did such a good job of showing what it’s like to be a different race than your foster family I enjoyed as a reader being able to watch her grow and thrive under the care of Ma Thank you so much Net Galley for this advanced copy I enjoyed reading it

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Eglected they can’t say noSix year old Agnes Juniper arrives with no knowledge of her Native American heritage or herself beyond a box of trinkets given to her by her mother and dreamlike memories of her sister Before long this stranger in their midst has strengthened the bond in this unusual family showing them how to contend with outside forces that want to tear them apart Heartfelt and enthralling All the Children Are Home is a moving testament to how love can survive in the face of devastating losse All the Children Are Home is an Epic Saga about a foster family I happen to really like books about the foster system A lot of these books mostly shed light on the ugly part of the foster care system but this book shared a family that was really doing good I thought this was written very well and had a very interesting storylineI have always liked sagas as wellDefinitely recommended


10 thoughts on “All the Children Are Home

  1. says:

    Dahlia Moscatelli's life is bound to her foster children Initially she told social services that she only wanted boys but they managed to talk her into taking a few girls Dahlia knows the horrors that girls face and she doesn't want to be an observer to this She herself suffered some horrible trauma as a young woman that keeps her housebound with her foster children Her husband Louis has a stern exterior but a heart of goldOne day social services comes to Dahlia begging her to take in a young Native American girl named Agnes Agnes has suffered long and terrible abuse and is barely able to speak One of the older foster girls Zaide takes Agnes under her wing and helps teach her proper speaking and comforts her when she fearful Agnes is frightened that Dean's car the one her abuser drives will come for her and she will not be able to escape Every night she watches for it Nightmares overrun her sleep and she often gets into Zaides's bed for protectionThe other two children in Dahlia's care are Jimmy a teenager who is struggling with first love and his hormones and Joe Zaide's little brother who is a toddlerAgnes has bad asthma and she is told never to run She has no knowledge of her heritage except for a box she carries everywhere that contains mementos of her past lifeAt first I really enjoyed the narrative and story line but then it got a bit bland and distant to me I couldn't connect well with the characters and I found too much of the novel repetitive and prescient This is not to say I did not like the book it is only to indicate that had it been edited and the character development been richer it could have been a much better novel 35 rounded up to 4


  2. says:

    45 stars Eual parts realistically brutal and passionately optimistic this book delves into the life of a foster family during the late 1950 1960s each member with their own baggage and obstacles The story of Dahlia Louie and their foster children Jimmy Zaida Jon and Agnes explores their strength perseverance and love for one another as they each face their pasts and the darker parts of themselves over a period of ten years It's hard to describe how much Patry Francis made me care about these characters I felt like I got to see the kids grow up feel hopeful when their lives made happy turns and eually crushed when things went wrong especially with Jimmy and Dahlia As intense as their stories were this book was about ultimately about overcoming the weight of the past pushing forward and finding new dreams and fighting for the family you choose Not a light read but very beautiful Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced copySpoiler Trigger Warnings Child abuse discussion of attempted suicide a survivor of a violent rape recalls her experience it's not graphic in description but in context its pretty brutal


  3. says:

    I was instantly drawn to this story because of my experience being a foster parent There is a lot going on in this story There is beautiful story telling done here As someone who has been involved in foster care for a while it is a very unrepresented story line that I wish people knew about “All the Children are Home” does do some things really well It shows the complications of being in foster care At its core being in foster care means your family is broken These kids in residential care just need above all love This shows that in the weaving of it’s story I particularly loved the story line of Agnes The author did such a good job of showing what it’s like to be a different race than your foster family I enjoyed as a reader being able to watch her grow and thrive under the care of Ma Thank you so much Net Galley for this advanced copy I enjoyed reading it


  4. says:

    This book is set in the 1950s and 1960s and follows the Moscatelli family who live in a small town in Massachusetts Dahlia and Louie are foster parents to Jimmy Zaidie and Jon One day Agnes shows up to live with them but Dahlia really does not want to take in another little girl Agnes comes and is deeply connected to each family member and shows the strength and bond possible in families Over the years we follow the family as they experience many heart wrenching situations that force them to fall back on family for support I really loved the characters in this book Each was very dynamic and we learned a lot about their background and why they are the way they are I really loved the inside look into a foster family and found myself rooting for each character throughout Jimmy was a very devoted older brother that struggled with his fathers past but would do anything for his foster parents and siblings Zaidie was extremely sweet and caring and went through so much trying to care for her brother Jon She took Agnes under her wing and the two were inseparable Agnes was deeply troubled and experienced so much as a young kid She had bounced around with so many different families and truly bonded the Moscatelli family Both Dahlia and Louie were very complex characters that we learned about throughout the book I do wish there was description of the town in which they lived I was a little confused in the beginning with who each person was and what their background was and it seemed to take some time to learn about each persons past but it may have made things clear early on Overall I felt very invested in the lives of the characters and I would love to read a seuel to follow the characters on their future endeavors Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins for the ARC in exchange for an honest review


  5. says:

    Captivating gut wrenching


  6. says:

    Early edition book club read Oh so good I have not read a foster care book like this before I loved all the characters parents reminded me of mine when growing up in the 80s and how the story unfolded Yes perhaps perfect world foster care and what kids dream of getting to but still a fantastic story of the baggage these kids bring to the home how they grow and development as do the parents and ultimately prepare to fly off on their own


  7. says:

    ALL THE CHILDREN ARE HOME is personal and important to me than anything I've ever written Though the Moscatellis are entirely fictional the story of a small child separated not only from her birth family but all knowledge of herself and her cultural identity is one that is particularly close to my heart All too often we hear about the tragedies that occur when the foster care system fails Those abuses impact my characters as well but than that I wanted to shine a light on the challenges and successes of good foster parents—those who welcome our most wounded children into their homes and raise them as their own—and on the resilience and plain courage such children need simply to survive As part of my research I interviewed a former supervisor from the Department of Children and Families She told me about Margaret a retired foster mother who had taken in nineteen children over the years In the early days of the AIDS epidemic when there was little knowledge and much fear surrounding the virus the department was having trouble finding a home for a newborn who had tested positive Margaret was older by then but as soon as she heard about the abandoned baby she went to the hospital and took her home where she cared for her for the rest of the girl's life In Dahlia Moscatelli I wanted to create a hero like that—ordinary and all too human—but one for whom love particularly the love for children always outweighs fear


  8. says:

    I have had the pleasure of knowing this author as a friend for probably 15 years during which time she has published three novels this one being her third So I was delighted to receive the advance readers copy of All the Children Are Home due out in April The novel is filled with people who have been assaulted and broken by life circumstances but who have found each other and thus moved toward something like healing Reading this novel felt like watching a magician pull an endless supply of silk scarves out of her hat or her hand; this is the fluidity with which the plot and her characters' lives unfurl


  9. says:

    All the Children Are Home is an Epic Saga about a foster family I happen to really like books about the foster system A lot of these books mostly shed light on the ugly part of the foster care system but this book shared a family that was really doing good I thought this was written very well and had a very interesting storylineI have always liked sagas as wellDefinitely recommended


  10. says:

    The Moscatelli family consists of foster parents and their long term foster children Their family is complete with their social worker begs them to take in a 6 year old girl named Agnes Juniper The story is about her and the changes she brings to the entire family It's a combination of sadness fear and hope


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